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It is time to stop bashing the messenger and avoiding the message to dairy farming over water quality.
Bad farming employers are "not bad people, the just don't know how to manage" an immigration adviser claims.
More farmers with connections to a meat industry reform group have been elected onto the board of major processor and exporter.
There was blood, sweat and maybe a few tears as a five Kiwis set a world shearing record.
The burn-off of stubble from harvested crops may be little used overseas, but researchers are convinced of its value for Canterbury arable farming.
Profitability is returning to the wine industry, although small winemakers may still be struggling.
The average dairy farmer spends $80,000 year, the sheep and beef farmer about $60,000, on fertiliser - a total of $1.5 billion a year.